Krypt3ia

(Greek: κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”)

Archive for December 17th, 2008

Beeker on primetime again!

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Muppets Rock.

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2008/12/17 at 20:13

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Assclowns of the Serengeti…

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CLASSIC office space moment at the client site…

Went in for the office Christmas party/grab bag because due to a contract snafu, I have a couple weeks off. Sitting in the middle of the party having pizza and the contract holder walks in.

Rhino: What are you guys doing here? *my brother and I*

Me: Having pizza and presents

Rhino: You know uh, you can’t charge time for this…

Me: *looking at him like he is a brain damaged* Uhh yeah, I am just here for pizza and presents

Rhino: Just don’t charge me cuz I could get fired!

Priceless…

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2008/12/17 at 19:14

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Assclowns of the Serengeti…

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CLASSIC office space moment at the client site…

Went in for the office Christmas party/grab bag because due to a contract snafu, I have a couple weeks off. Sitting in the middle of the party having pizza and the contract holder walks in.

Rhino: What are you guys doing here? *my brother and I*

Me: Having pizza and presents

Rhino: You know uh, you can’t charge time for this…

Me: *looking at him like he is a brain damaged* Uhh yeah, I am just here for pizza and presents

Rhino: Just don’t charge me cuz I could get fired!

Priceless…

Written by Krypt3ia

2008/12/17 at 19:14

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Assclowns of the Serengeti…

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CLASSIC office space moment at the client site…

Went in for the office Christmas party/grab bag because due to a contract snafu, I have a couple weeks off. Sitting in the middle of the party having pizza and the contract holder walks in.

Rhino: What are you guys doing here? *my brother and I*

Me: Having pizza and presents

Rhino: You know uh, you can’t charge time for this…

Me: *looking at him like he is a brain damaged* Uhh yeah, I am just here for pizza and presents

Rhino: Just don’t charge me cuz I could get fired!

Priceless…

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2008/12/17 at 19:14

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Mine Mine Mine

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Well soon it will be…

I recently saw this little tidbit at the local shop where I go for toys here in CT. I saw it, played with it, and thought damn I need to look up a review Sho nuf’ so far what I have seen is mostly positive, so I am up for it.

$249.00 and its all mine. Trick it out with a nice scope and you have a nice little survival rifle that is super portable.

All in preparation for the Zombie apocalypse…

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2008/12/17 at 18:02

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Mine Mine Mine

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Well soon it will be…

I recently saw this little tidbit at the local shop where I go for toys here in CT. I saw it, played with it, and thought damn I need to look up a review Sho nuf’ so far what I have seen is mostly positive, so I am up for it.

$249.00 and its all mine. Trick it out with a nice scope and you have a nice little survival rifle that is super portable.

All in preparation for the Zombie apocalypse…

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2008/12/17 at 18:02

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It’s good to be in Infosec..

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SAP, network security, and business intelligence top this quarter’s list of the IT job skills that companies are paying more for. While the overall value of IT certifications continues to decline, holders of several key certs and skills have made significant gains in salary over the past six months. Find out which areas of IT are hot in our analysis of Foote Partners’ latest snapshot of IT skills and pay.

Top 20 Most Sought After IT Skills

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2008/12/17 at 09:41

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Jobless techies turning to crime: From file servers to felonies

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Jobless techies turning to crime
From file servers to felonies

By Nick Heath

Published: Thursday 11 December 2008

Impoverished techies and IT workers who have been made redundant will go rogue in 2009, selling corporate data and using crimeware, reports predict.

The credit crunch will drive IT workers to increasingly use their skills to steal credit card data using phishing attacks and to abuse their privileged corporate computer access to sell off valuable financial and intellectual information, forensic experts have warned.

Both PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and security vendor Finjan are forecasting that the recession will fuel a significant rise in insider fraud and cyber crime in 2009.

A PwC forensic expert claims the financial services sector is already investigating a rising number of staff frauds, while Finjan cites evidence of a trend in 2008 for unemployed IT staff in Eastern Europe and Asia using crimeware toolkits to launch phishing attacks and seed malware to steal financial details.

silicon.com’s e-Crime Crackdown campaign is calling for a national UK cyber crime police unit.

The unit would provide leadership and expertise to co-ordinate investigations nationwide and collate reports from police forces across the country, as well as offering a central point of contact for reporting e-crime.

We want to hear your views about this campaign and your experiences of being a victim of cyber crime. Were you happy with the way your case was handled? Make your voice heard by leaving a Reader Comment below or emailing us in confidence at editorial@silicon.com.

Neil Ysart, senior manager of forensic services at PwC, said: “People from the financial sector are all saying the same thing: there is a rise in internal investigations as everyone has seen a rise in suspected fraudulent activity.

“There are certain types of fraud where an understanding of technology would make it easier to circumvent controls and IT staff have the knowledge to do that, for example, the theft of data at telcos.

“There was a range of very well-documented frauds that took place during the recession in the early 1990s and it does not take a great deal of insight to realise we will see an increase at a time like this.”

Forensic specialists at PwC are advising businesses to mount extra checks on areas where staff will be most tempted to defraud the company, such as expenses, access to sensitive customer data or massaging performance figures to win a bonus.

Security vendor Finjan’s report says of the use of crimeware: “Having the large number of layoffs of IT professionals all around the world, especially in the USA, we expect a rising number of people willing to “give it a try” and to get stolen credit card numbers, online banking accounts and corporate data that they can use to generate income.”

A recent report by security vendor McAfee also found there is a risk that cyber crime may further slow the speed of UK economic recovery, a sentiment echoed by the joint architect of the UK’s Police Central E-crime Unit Charlie McMurdie.

Gee, ya think? You know what will make it even more pronounced? Lax security measures from use of USB drives all the way to no due diligence on roles and responsibilities… Yeah. Get ready for a rash of never heard of compromises and losses kids.

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2008/12/17 at 07:46

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